Analysis of brewery industry in Asheville shows nearly $1B total output

Press Release from the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County: The Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County has released a contribution analysis of the brewery industry in the four-county Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area (Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Madison counties).  Sponsored by McGuire, Wood, & Bissette Law Firm, the study showed breweries and a small cluster […]

WLOS holds Break the Hunger food drive to benefit Children First/Communities in Schools

From Children First/Children in Schools: Each summer, thousands of local children experience higher rates of food insecurity because they are no longer receiving the free & reduced breakfast and lunch from their school. We at Children First/Communities in Schools see an increased demand for family food boxes during the summer months, and in response to […]

Conscious Party: Asheville Youth Ultimate Frisbee

WHAT: A benefit night for the Asheville Youth Ultimate Frisbee program WHERE: Hi-Wire Brewing WHEN: Thursday, May 25, 4-11 p.m. WHY: With both fall and spring programs, games running several times a week and a tournament to culminate the end of a successful season, the Asheville Youth Ultimate Frisbee league is expanding, allowing more students the opportunity to get […]

Biscuit Head and Copper Crown restaurants to hold fundraising dinner for Evergreen Charter School, May 24

Biscuit Head and Copper Crown restaurants will co-host a pop-up fundraising dinner to support Evergreen Community Charter School on Wednesday, May 24, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event, called Bolognese on Biltmore, will be a buffet-style Italian dinner at Biscuit Head’s location at 417 Biltmore Ave. The fundraiser is open to the public, $15 for adults and […]

State health officials encourage N.C. residents to “fight the bite” during warmer months

Press Release from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Public Health is advising North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” and take important precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites during warm weather months. “Ticks and mosquitoes are common in our state, and they carry bacteria […]

Asheville ranked 7th among “2017 Best Cities for Summer Internships”

A report by ranked Asheville seventh in the nation as a “2017 Best City for Summer Internships.” The report looked at data from over 1,122 cities nationwide and ranked cities on criteria such as availability of public transportation and affordable rent. “Cities that are ideal for students seeking real-world experience are accessible, with available […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina to benefit Catawba River Basin with $100,000 grant from Duke Energy

Press Release from Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina: MORGANTON, NC — Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina received a $100,000 grant to continue its work to protect the waters of the Catawba River Basin in North and South Carolina. The grant is part of the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million commitment from Duke Energy. Foothills […]

Vortex Doughnuts hosts rescheduled Tour de Spro cycling and coffee crawl, May 20

After originally postponing the third annual Tour de Spro coffee/bicycling crawl event due to bad weather, Vortex Doughnuts will now host the rescheduled event on Saturday, May 2o. The crawl begins at 1 p.m. at Vortex, 32 Banks Ave., and continues to the other participating businesses, which include Izzy’s West Asheville, Find Your Line Bike Shop, Owl Bakery, Trade […]

Progressive Women of Hendersonville host open mic and new art exhibit

From the Progressive Women of Hendersonville: On Friday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.the Progressive Women of Hendersonville (PWH) will host an open mic and opening of “Why I March” at Sanctuary Brewing Company at 147 1st Avenue East in Hendersonville. The display includes the images and words of about 50 artists about […]

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Asheville center celebrates commencement

Press Release from Lenoir-Rhyne University: Asheville, N.C. — Lenoir-Rhyne University graduated 50 students from its Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville on Saturday, May 13. Prior to commencement, 50 members of the Class of 2017 processed from Vance Monument downtown to The Orange Peel on Biltmore Avenue where the commencement ceremony was held. Dr. Frederick […]

Williams-Baldwin teacher campus to open with ribbon cutting ceremony, May 30

Press Release from Buncombe County Schools: A unique partnership that will help bring and retain quality teachers to our community will open its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 30th. The Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus, a 24-unit apartment complex, will provide newly constructed 2 bedroom/2 bath apartments for approximately $915 a month for […]

Mayor Manheimer, Asheville citizens call for fair redistrict­ing

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer held a press conference Thursday, May 11, to highlight House Bill 200, which seeks to end gerrymandering on a statewide level. Asheville residents affiliated with Common Cause NC, a nonprofit organization based out of Raleigh, also spoke against gerrymandering within congressional districts and the need to support the proposed legislation.